WHO Recommendation: Dentistry is Essential Health Care

(article republished from CHICAGO, August 12, 2020 —The American Dental Association (ADA) respectfully yet strongly disagrees with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendation to delay “routine” dental care in certain situations due to COVID-19. “Oral health is integral to overall health. Dentistry is essential health care,” states ADA President Chad P. Gehani, D.D.S. “Dentistry [...]

Our Response to COVID-19

May 5, 2020 The health of our patients and our community is our number one priority. We recognize this is a difficult time for our community due to the Coronavirus outbreak, and we want to reassure our patients that every decision we make is done with the best interests of our patients, our employees, and [...]

Important COVID-19 Update – 3/18/2020

March 18, 2020 To our patients and families: We wrote you last week and assured you we would be following the direction of the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio State Dental Board as we navigate through this COVID-19. We received communication from the OSDB that Governor Mike DeWine contacted the Ohio Dental Association [...]

Important COVID-19 Updates

Dear Valued Patients: Please know this is not a normal time in our community.  We are just as concerned as you to have the outbreak of this new virus potentially impacting our patients’ daily lives. As concerns about COVID-19 grow, we are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and [...]

Did You Ask, “Have You Brushed?”

Teenagers - Snacking without Brushing and Flossing... Teenagers are notorious for rebelling against their parents’ advice. I have 3 teenagers and should know. One way they rebel is by skipping the brushing and flossing their parents may have demanded when they were younger. Now, since the teenager takes care of his own personal hygiene, the [...]

By |November 19th, 2018|Education|

Jaw Problems and Jaw Clicking

Let’s discuss jaw problems. I am currently treating my 13 yr old for a locking jaw.  She wakes in the morning and can’t open all the way.  When she eats, she first needs to move her jaw sideways to click it into place so she can chew. I will explain what is happening here.  Your [...]

By |November 7th, 2018|Education|

Welcome Dr. Decker

Hello from Dr. Decker! I have been in practice for 26 years and for the last 3 years I have been predominantly treating teeth which needed root canal treatment.  I enjoy the complexity of these root canal procedures as well as the fact that technology has made it possible to complete root canals much more [...]

Welcome Dr Heidi Decker

We would like to announce the addition of Dr. Heidi Decker to our dental family.  Dr. Decker graduated from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 1991 with the Clinical Excellence Award. She practiced in New York State and Pennsylvania before moving to Ohio in 2014. Her 26 years of experience have given her superior clinical [...]


We have a huge announcement! Dr. Howe has officially acquired a dental office in Newark, Ohio, and will be expanding his dental practice into Licking County starting with one day per week! Many families in our practice live in Licking County and have mentioned that an office in Newark would better suit their needs. So [...]

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